I have a hospital appointment in 2 weeks. I’ll have to pay £1 for every 30 minutes to park my car. Before the charges were introduced, I couldn’t get a parking space, people parked and went to lunch. I can park now and so the parking charge is a good thing. Right?
16, November 2012 | Categories: Finance, Finance Friday | Tags: Business, Costa Coffee, family planning, Investing, leisure centres, Mental health, Muhammad Yunus, private finance, Social business, social businesses, social enterprise, Social entrepreneurship, social responsibility | 1 Comment
I saw a council estate on TV last week where there was a lot of poverty and drug taking. The problems weren’t just lack of money, there was also a lack of nature. It needed green fields and they need trees to be planted. I also see lots of speed humps and traffic calming on the worst estates too.
13, October 2012 | Categories: Reviews | Tags: art, Black Country, champagne and strawberries, Costa Coffee, council estates, Council house, Damien Hirst, Sandwell Valley, Sunday, thrifty bargains, Thursday, traffic calming, Urban decay, Walsall art gallery | 2 Comments
When I look at town centre shops, I see charity shops, pawn brokers and pay day loans. Then there are discount stores like Poundland. I also see some signs of wealth in this photo, some posh shops and expensive take-away food. I also see a pedestrian area that must have cost a fortune to lay out. The blue signs of the local council are evident everywhere. The top council officers and the top councillors probably don’t use the charity shops. Do they?
12, October 2012 | Categories: culture, Finance, Finance Friday | Tags: benefit day, Britain, champagne and strawberries, Charity shop, chipping norton, Costa Coffee, occupy-wall-street, Oxbridge, pawn brokers, Politics, posh shops, Poundland, poverty, society, Starbucks, survival attitude, the poor get poorer, the rich get richer | 8 Comments